Accession Number : AD0783264

Title :   Chemical Lasers and Ultrarapid-Scan Infrared Spectroscopic Study of Transient Species.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Pimentel,George C.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The unique capabilities of the Berkeley rapid-scan spectrometer have been applied to the study of a number of gaseous free radicals and the chemical laser frontier has been expanded. Most of the research effort has been directed toward the discovery of new chemical lasers, to the understanding of their operation, and to the extraction of reaction kinetic information from them. These kinetic studies are revealing the temperature dependence of vibrational excitation of reaction products, information not presently accessible by other experimental techniques.

Descriptors :   *Chemical lasers, *Free radicals, Molecular vibration, Elimination reactions, Reaction kinetics, Infrared spectroscopy, Fluorine compounds, Carbenes, Chemical reactions, Excitation

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE